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The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021 – Insights

May 04
Date and time
Tue, 04 May  @  11:00  -  12:00
Free of charge to members and non-members
Webinar United Kingdom
Open to BITC members and non-members
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Open to BITC members and non-members
Free of charge to members and non-members

Tue, 04 May 2021  @  11:00  –  12:00

Join this webinar to uncover the key lessons and insights from The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021, the UK’s most respected assessment of organisations’ efforts to achieve gender equality at work.

Key themes to be discussed in this session include: 

  • The impact of COVID-19 on submissions and scoring.
  • How organisations responded to the increased challenges facing women during this time.
  • Areas where organisations perform well and need development.
  • The stretch goals organisations need to implement to achieve gender parity.
  • Best practice case study examples and answer questions from member organisations.

You may be interested in Leading The Way: The Times Top 50 Employers For Women 2021 report which will be available to download from 0900 on 04 May 2021.

One of the objectives of the Business in the Community (BITC) gender equality campaign is to ensure women can participate in the workforce on an equal footing with men and UK PLC can benefit from the talent women have to offer. However, women have been disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 and lockdowns. For example, women are: 

  • more likely to be taking on extra childcare duties; women did two-thirds additional childcare duties and
    spent more time on unpaid work than men during lockdown
  • more likely to be furloughed than men, either at their own request, because of individual employer’s choices, or as a result of the industries most affected by lockdown.
  • facing increased unemployment compared to men during 2020 (a trend replicated across Europe and North America)
  • experiencing a sharp rise in domestic abuse
  • reducing their use of preventative health care measures e.g. cancer scans
  • experiencing a sharp rise in anxiety and mental health issues


  • Charlotte Allen, Head of HR Poland & Senior Global HRBP Development Operations at AstraZeneca
  • Jasmine Dhiman, Managing Director, Capital Markets Technology Lead UKI and Executive sponsor for People and Diversity at Accenture
  • Catherine Taylor, Partner and Co-Chair of Women’s network at CMS
  • Charlotte Woodworth, Gender Equality Campaigns Director at BITC

Gender at Business in the Community

Achieving a truly gender-balanced workforce means employers must recruit and progress the best talent – irrespective of gender.

The commercial imperative for realising women’s potential in the workplace is clear: gender equality enhances employee engagement, boosts productivity, meets the diverse needs of customers and suppliers, and improves brand reputation.

Find out more about BITC’s Gender campaign.

Contact details and further information
This event is for BITC members only. For more information, contact Annette Ettarh Events Manager at BITC.

Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.

Following government advice on social distancing, all BITC events over the coming months will be delivered remotely via digital technology. Details on how to join will be sent prior to the event.

Business in the Community is creating a skilled and inclusive workforce for today and tomorrow